Grief support that doesn’t suck!
A two month program of actual, real support inside your grief: no platitudes, no easy answers.
Each quarter of the year, I make a limited number of support sessions available. Sign up below for openings in June.
Do you ever wish someone could listen to your grief without trying to talk you out of it? I mean actually listen, and answer your questions about whether what you’re feeling is normal or not?
- Are you living through an out-of-order, unusual, and unbearable loss?
- Do you wonder if your trouble eating, sleeping, reading, remembering – or doing any of the things you used to do – is “normal” grief?
- Are you bracing for the next horrible thing to happen (and you didn’t used to think that way?)
- Have you pretty much stopped talking about your grief, rather than listen to dismissive comments, platitudes, or bizarre cheerleading (like” “your life can be even better than it was before!”)?
What if you could you could just talk to someone without them trying to cheer you up, or tell you that things will eventually work out in the end? What if your grief wasn’t a problem that needs to be solved, but instead, was treated as something to be supported and held?
Imagine having a place where you can ask all your questions, talk about what grief is really like, and find ways to survive this life you didn’t see coming. Imagine you have someone to talk to who not only understands intense grief, but has lived it themselves.
In 2009, I witnessed the accidental drowning death of my partner. Most of the grief support I found only made me feel completely alone in my pain: platitudes, cheerleading, judgment, and blank stares didn’t help at all. It was nearly impossible to find people who had lived through unusual or out-of-order deaths as I had, let alone people who needed more than the average “he’s in a better place, and he’d want you to be happy” platitudes.
We don’t really “do” grief in our culture. A quick search on grief support comes up with all sorts of ways you can get out of grief faster, as though grief is an abnormal, aberrant condition rather than a very normal response to the loss of someone you love. When your life has exploded into a million irretrievable bits, “support” that tells you to move on, or find the gift inside your grief, is only going to make things worse.
What you need is someone to stand right there with you, beside the gaping hole that just erupted in your life. You aren’t sick. You aren’t damaged. You’re grieving. That’s very different. Grief needs companionship and acknowledgment, not repair.
Grief support that doesn’t suck is a two-month, 1:1 supportive relationship to help you survive inside your grief. This customized program gives you clear tools for caring for yourself inside grief, validation for the bizarre reality of grief and loss, and helps you find your way through each day. It’s support, validation, and skill-building rolled into one program.
Grief support that doesn’t suck is designed to help you stop feeling alone, overwhelmed, and disoriented. The program is perfect if you’re early in your grief, or if you’re wrestling with integrating this loss into your life a few years down the road.
This two month program will give you:
1.) A place to ask all your questions about grief, anxiety, doubt, and all the other things that come up in this crazy world of “after”
2.) Tools to deal with the physical and emotional aspects of grief, including anxiety, exhaustion, sensitivity, and general annoyance with everyone else in the world.
3.) Relief from having to defend your right to be in pain: this gets to suck just as much as it does.
4.) Clear paths forward that are most true for you.
Learn the most effective tools for quieting the crazy-grief brain, expand your sense of calm (even when it doesn’t change the reality), and get clear on how you most want to live this bizarre new life. This program is for you if you’re overwhelmed by getting through each day as it comes, and disappointed with the lack of understanding from the people around you.
Working together, we won’t “solve” your grief. What we will do is find ways to support you, and reduce the suffering that comes alongside pain that can’t be fixed.
NOTE: I open spots on my calendar no more than four times per year, usually at the beginning of each quarter.
Your two months of private grief support includes:
CLARITY + FOCUS CALL
This intensive call is where I’ll get clear on the most difficult and challenging aspects of your grief. We’ll create a customized plan to build real support into this crazy, disorienting time.
TWO MONTHS OF SUPPORT CALLS WITH MEGAN
Each month, we’ll have three 50-minute phone calls together (that’s a total of 6 calls over the course of two months). We’ll use this time to discuss your biggest challenges and questions. We’ll also explore ways to reduce unnecessary suffering, while finding ways to support you inside the pain that can’t, itself, be fixed. The program is designed so you don’t feel alone or unclear in your grief, and I’ll work with you on whatever feels most in need of care and support.
As a private client, you get priority access, which means your emails and questions get answered first. I only open a few spots on my calendar for private support so I can give you all the attention you deserve.
Get the support you need, right now.
Join me for Grief Support That Doesn’t Suck.
Living with grief is an ongoing process. The more support, the better, especially in the early days and months. That’s why I offer this two month grief support program. You’ll find the support you need to live this life you never saw coming.
Because of my teaching and speaking schedule, I have a limited amount of space on my calendar for individual support. That’s not a faux-scarcity thing – just a reality. I open the calendar to new folks just a few times a year; no more than once per quarter. If you’d like to work with me, this is a great time to get a spot. I offer this two month package of support for $1195.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I offer no refunds for any service, class, or digital product. Not sure or have questions about the course, audio book, or my services? Don’t hesitate to contact me before you hit that buy now button. Purchase mindfully.
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Please note: online consulting is not for everyone. On-line consultations are not a substitute for medical and emotional support in your own community. I do not take insurance, though you might check with your carrier about out-of-network reimbursement. I do not provide phone consultations, or email support, for people in active crisis or emergency. If you have major mental health issues outside of grief, or if you’re actively suicidal or in danger, please get help immediately. Read the full disclaimer and limits of practice here.